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and seven days later hassan was charged with 13 counts of murder. it took two years for arraignment and everything ground to a halt over an argument about hassan's beard. his lawyers say he grew it out because he believes it's a sin to die clean-shaven. prosecutors say it was an attempt to keep witnesses from >> i d.ing him. and later, a judge ordering him forcibly shaved. when the case was back on track, he asked to release his lawyers and represent himself. >> it is very frustrating. >> reporter: for survivors like this one, it's about to get worse, because hasan acting as his own attorney can cross-examine them in court. >> going to be very difficult. it will be painful. >> reporter: but necessary. according to hassan's former attorney. he says, nothing, not even survivors' feelings, can stop hasan from defending himself. >> their sensitivities on the issue are subordinate to his constitutional right to act as his own attorney. >> now, just because you can defend yourself doesn't give you the right to be unruly in court. a lot of pressure on that military judge to make sure he do
and a complicated case, is it possible that hassan could avoid the lethal injection and technically given the death penalty? >> absolutely. there is not a lot of legal history as i think you have pointed out. there's not been a military execution since 1961. the military is not set up, the legal system for this. it is quite possible that an appeals court could find some problem with the case that would result in a life sentence. but he could also get the death penalty because he seems to be trying to get it. >> yes. >> doesn't seem to be much doubt that the trial is a kind of slow motion suicide. >> it's interesting. most of the victims' families don't want him to get the death penalty. >> do you want to give him the satisfaction of martyrdom or do you not care whether he is and give him the penalty? >> fascinating case. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> our third story "out front," busted. federal authorities shut down one of the biggest dogfighting rings in u.s. history. nearly 370 pitbulls were rescued this weekend in a massive raid that stretched across texas, mississippi, alabama and georgia. da
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. >> going to be very difficult. it will be painful. >> reporter: but necessary. according to hassan's former attorney. he says, nothing, not even survivors' feelings, can stop hasan from defending himself. >> their sensitivities on the issue are subordinate to his constitutional right to act as his own attorney. >> now, just because you can defend yourself doesn't give you the right to be unruly in court. a lot of pressure on that military judge to make sure he doesn't harass the witnesses. he's earned about $300,000. still getting paid by the army. during sentencing if convicted, a military judge could decide to fine him. so some of the money could go towards that. he may be required to repay some of the defense experts who have testified against him. and, of course, there's always the possibility of a civil suit from some of the victim, although with so many people involved, when you really split that up so many way, it's not a lot of money, erin. >> all right. thanks, chris lawrence. so many amazed he's been paid all this time. >>> still to come, some call him the most dangerous man in th
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